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Title: A physical model for state transitions in black hole X-ray binaries
Authors: Nixon, Chris J.
Salvesen, Greg
First Published: 6-Dec-2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014, 437 (4), pp. 3994-3999
Abstract: We present an accretion cycle which can explain state transitions and other observed phenomena in black hole X-ray binaries. This model is based on the process of disc tearing, where individual rings of gas break off the disc and precess effectively independently. This occurs when the Lense–Thirring effect is stronger than the local disc viscosity. We discuss implications of this model for quasi-periodic oscillations and the disc–jet–corona coupling. We also speculate on applying this model to active galactic nuclei and other accreting systems.
DOI Link: 10.1093/mnras/stt2215
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Copyright ©: 2013 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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